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California Is Latest State to Change Bail

With the enactment of Senate Bill 10 on Tuesday, California becomes the first state to statutorily eliminate money bail as an available condition of pretrial release.

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State Legislatures Magazine: NCSL’s New Officers

Every year, NCSL welcomes a slate of dedicated new officers. This year, we say hello to our new president, Illinois Senator Toi Hutchinson, and our new staff chair, Jon Heining, with the Texas Legislative Council.

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Did Legislators Continue to Prioritize Occupational Licensing in 2018?

At the beginning of this year we asked: Will licensing stay on center stage in 2018?

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NCSL Talks Hollywood: Women on Screen and Behind the Camera

Los Angeles—NCSL’s Legislative Summit brought more than 5,000 people to Los Angeles, and the Women’s Legislative Network closed out the week by putting Hollywood front and center.

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Help Us Compile the 'Wise Women Legislative Guidebook'

After the arduous election campaign, a newly-elected woman legislator walks through the doors of the statehouse for the first time as a representative of the people.

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The Crossroads of Cannabis, Federal Law and the States

Los Angeles—Federal law continues to ban medical or recreational marijuana, which means states have to navigate carefully through any legalization efforts. However, notable developments this year might make it easier to regulate cannabis, Vanderbilt law professor Robert Mikos told a session of NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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In Healthy Workplaces, Culture Trumps Compliance

Los Angeles—Sexual harassment is mainly a problem for Hollywood actors and Wall Street traders, right? Wrong.

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NCSL Legislative Summit Opens Monday in Los Angeles

Los Angeles—Throw a dart at the nation's public policy target board and you're certain to hit one of the topics on tap at the 2018 NCSL Legislative Summit, opening Monday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Dig Deep into the Supreme Court's Term With this Free Webinar Series

The Supreme Court term is over. which means it's time to dig into "what does it mean" territory so you can amaze your friends with your SCOTUS insights at cocktail parties and cookouts. Herewith, a series of webinars organized by the State and Local Legal Center and hosted by an all-star group of organizations

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The Multitasking Myth - STOP and Pay Attention

It’s been said that our lives are not determined by what actually happens to us, but instead by what we pay attention to as those events unfold.  This notion was confirmed by University of Miami professor Amishi Jha in her presentation to the NCSL Leaders Symposium in Denver last week.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.